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The Skin Care Forum  is an informational service for cosmetic professionals which deals with various topics including the composition, structure and efficacy of cosmetic products and new developments in the area of active ingredients. The Skin Care Forum also features articles on cosmetic legislation, development, formulation technology, test methods, product performance, and specific market segments, thus displaying this expertise in numerous fields.

 

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Bodycare: adding SPFs and new technologies

September 2014

Imogen Matthews
Bodycare has always been the less glamorous, younger sister of facial skincare, which receives all the attention as far as cosmetic scientists are concerned. Hidden away in clothes for most the year, the body tends to be ignored and neglected until the sun’s rays warm up and women wake up to the need for proper protection.

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A new polymer generation offering truly multifunctional performance

September 2014

Peter Hoessel, Hans-Martin Haake, Daniela Prinz et al.
Acrylates/Methacrylamide Copolymer is designed for improved hair styling performance for clear gels, waxes, creams and other styling products. In addition to its excellent styling properties, the new polymer functions as a thickener avoiding the additional use of rheology modifier. Polymer film specimens formed by dried styling gels were found to be extremely flexible. The implications of these polymer ...

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Next generation speciality rheology modifiers for hair styling ...

September 2014

Andrea Tomlinson, Peter Hoessel
The hair styling market is dominated by a small range of specific products, with aerosol hairsprays, aerosol mousses and hair gels being by far the most widespread. In addition to these traditional products, new formats, such as waxes, creams and putties, are now being seen. In general, aerosol mousses, gels, creams, waxes and putties are used for style creation whilst hairsprays are used to set the ...

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